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WAR: About that War

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Counterpunch

An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents and several thousand hours of audio and video footage captured after the 2003 US invasion, has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden

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AP

Gen. David Petraeus, who has led US forces in Iraq for more than a year, will be nominated by President Bush to head the command that oversees the Middle East. The command is responsible for the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa.

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NY Times

American commanders in Afghanistan have in recent months urged a widening of the war that could include American attacks on indigenous Pakistani militants in the tribal areas inside Pakistan, according to United States officials.

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LewRockwell

Americans love their war heroes. It doesn’t matter where the war was fought, why it was fought, how it was fought, or what the war cost. Every battlefield is holy; every cause is just; every soldier is a potential hero. But what is it that turns an o

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Counterpunch

Iraq-satiated Democrats face a formidable political challenge: If they win in November, can they extricate the country from Bush's illegal war, which apparently can't be won by US military forces and has drained material and psychic resources

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Christian Science Monitor

In the face of ongoing confrontations between US-Iraqi forces and Shiite militias in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood, US forces began work this week on a concrete barrier to protect against militia intrusions. Other neighborhoods with such walls

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The Independent

A series of suicide bombings have shown over the past week that al-Qa'ida in Iraq, though battered by defections over the past year, is striking back remorselessly at Sunni Arab leaders who ally themselves to the US.

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Reason

Gen. David Petraeus was explaining why we need to keep on exercising forbearance, and keep on, and keep on. We poured in more troops, we accomplished what we set out to do, and now we can start bringing our troops home—which, after all, was the whole

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National Interest

Five years into the war, the entire country is beginning to feel like it’s trapped on an indefinite stop-loss policy in Iraq, desperate to divest itself of a country whose birth into democracy now resembles a Frankenstein experiment.

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Antiwar

Gen. David Petraeus asked a reporter at the war's start: "Tell me how this ends." It's time the American people demanded of President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain, and the rest of the War Party: "Tell us how this ends.

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E&P

In the five years since the war started, the single greatest mistake made by the media was hardly raising a single voice of protest against the 2007 escalation in Iraq -- until it was much too late. As Petraeus Testifies: How Press Helped Bring Him t

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AP

U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at record levels, young officers are abandoning their military careers, and the heavy use of forces in Iraq has made it harder for the military to fight conflicts that could arise elsewhere.

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Human Events

Having cheerfully confessed he knows little about economics, John McCain is advancing himself as a foreign-policy president, a "realistic idealist." But judging from the content of his speech, McCain is no more a realist than he is a reflec

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